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CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am EST
in seven months. although shanghai again trades lower even europe's pmi improves a touch in november. first up, we're one month away from the fiscal cliff and so far the white house and congressional republicans are still in disagreement over how to reduce the deficit and avoid a raft of tax hikes and spending cuts. yesterday our own jim cramer and maria bartiromo were on "meet the press" and cramer had a message for fellow panelists and father of the anti-tax pledge, grover norquist. >> most ceos are republican. they're on board. they're not on board with you. they're not on board with you because they fear your view. they think you do not favor going -- you favor going over the cliff. that's what they think. they think that you favor -- >> just for the record since we're on tv. that's silly if they think that they shouldn't be ceos. >> it doesn't really matter. that's what they think. >> i want you to walk me up to that moment. >> behind the record. i like that too. >> i'm stuck. like grover is stuck with this pledge he made everybody take which is that they have to go over the cliff beca
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 9:00am EST
. europe has also been a blend of red and green as the ft names ecb chief the person of the year. we're going to kick off with breaking news. for that would, we go to david faber. >> news on best buy, in the news yesterday. the stock up sharply. what we can tell you right now is the board of directors of best buy, and its founder, richard schultz, has been trying to put together a group to essentially buy the company in a go private transaction, have extended the deadline in which he would need to come with a bid for best buy and created a window in fact that will begin on february 1st next year and end with the end of that month on february the 28th. giving schultz the opportunity to look at not just christmas sales, but the end of their fiscal year, which will end at best buy on the 31st of january. and that window, again, will be 28 days long giving him an opportunity to continue to try to cobble together a bid with private equity firms and those who might finance a potential bid for the company at whatever price that might come at, if it were in fact to come at all. no word in te
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
hikes, europe's grand experiment with taxing the rich more is falling apart, especially in france and britain. and here at home, california and new york are passing through the 50% tax rate barrier. is anybody looking at how tax hikes fail the test of economic growth? >>> back here in the u.s., could it be michigan which used to call itself the worker's paradise union state is now moving towards new anti-union right-to-work legislation and it looks like it's going to pass? but first up, budget talks resume between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boehner simply not true. he has the solid support of his leadership and the rank and file. but there is concern among some in the gop that they are at risk of becoming the party for rich people while president obama and democrats stake their claim on the middle class. and my tax rate flexibility with higher -- here's what the president said earlier today. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevent pr
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
of this you focus on what happens internationally and china continues to recover. europe looks like it's stabilizing and we didn't change our strategy based on the news, just a little bit more of what you're doing. >> randy, anything change for you? >> no, not really. what we're watching is the parallels that occur now, where we stood with the fiscal cliff and where we stood in 1999 with the y2k situation. we borrowed a lot of growth in 1999 from 2000, and that led us to a recession. we're looking at the same thing now. we're seeing people have accelerated dividends, pre-payments, seeing a lot of companies that single proprietors are paying themselves this year in anticipation of higher rates. >> it's interesting that you point that out. it could be argued at the same time that we're delaying growth until next year because of the number of companies that have delayed hiring or capital expenditures because of the uncertainty about the fiscal cliff. >> yeah. well, uncertainty, unfortunately, is perhaps going to continue with this because the regulations are not going to go away there. ma
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
the actual global land scape is looking like from europe to here in the u.s.? >> well, i just spent two weeks in europe, and i don't think things are as bad in europe as a lot of people do. liz: why not? >> the politicians, the bankers and the bureaucrats are the same in europe as they are here. they don't want to lose their jobs, and they're going to continue to paper over this and try to buy time just like we did in our fiasco in '07, '08 and '09. david: david, on the other hand, some people would say what they're doing is stunting growth, raising tax rates, something that may stunt our growth as well. you say that this bull market is overbought right now. it's about to end. why and how sharp a correction are you expecting? >> well, we believe that the high of 12 weeks ago was probably the high for the whole recovery cycle the that started in march of '09. remember that the u.s. stock market was the only market in the world that made a new high this year. we were the best looking house on a very bad looking street. and we believe that the market is overvalued perhaps 20-30%, but we also bel
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am PST
're cleaner than europe is right now. >> right. >> so we haven't felt it. my main worry is the following, that if the republicans and democrats can't get together to solve the fiscal cliff you will need an external force, a major market sell-off, you will need a major economic trauma to get them to poex. >> other things have been on the table. i want to talk to our viewers about a few of those as soon as we come back. coming up next, republicans want a new formula for inflation. it's called chained cpi. not a bad idea overall but it could slow the payments to social security recipients. the president has said he could agree to it but democrat lawmakers say no way. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inf
FOX Business
Dec 17, 2012 9:20am EST
morning. all right. coming up new at 10, germany's chancellor angela merkel says europe will have to work very hard to it maintain its current standard of living. at the top of the hour, find out what she's saying about welfare and here is another development from overseas. we brought you the story last week, french actor gerard depardu, he is leaving home, leaving france because of higher taxes and handed in his passport. now, the french prime minister has some choice words for mr. depardu. he's obviously in the happy with him and find out exactly what he said at ten o'clock eastern time this morning. time is money. 30 seconds, here is what else we've got for you, an in japan, again, a landslide win, so, what's the new prime minister going to do about the world's worst debt problem? print more money and stimulate more, too. build more infrastructure. will that work? we have our own resident japan expert. question, is jeff immelt's cozy relationship with the president costing general electric shareholders money? we will be discussing it. and i lost on friday when i questioned "the washing
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
keeps rates unchanged. europe continues to hang in there economically. >> and nat gas gets a boost. the government finds exporting it is better than keeping it here at home. >> apple as we mentioned in the spotlight today, shares of the tech giant coming off their worst day in four years, sliding back into bear market territory. the one day loss erased nearly $35 billion in market cap. that chunk is bigger than 400 other s&p 500 companies. apple ceo tim cook talked to nbc's brian williams in our rock center exclusive. >> why can't you be a made in america company? >> you know, this i found, as a matter of fact, the engine in here is made in america. and not only are the engines in here made in america, but engines are made in america and are exported. the glass on this phone is made in kentucky. so we have been working for years on doing more and more in the united states, next year, we will do one of our existing mac lines in the united states. >> you can see the entire interview with tim cook tonight on rock center, that's 10:00 eastern time on your local nbc station, but for now
CNBC
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
supported the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> you said repeatedly, at one point, you said, if you succeed, you're going to be donating the money to charity. you called it blood money. >> yes. i don't want to make money off of this. >> because? >> i just -- it's not a happy thing. you've had millions of low income people around the world who gotten their hopes up that there's an opportunity for them to become millionaires or hundred thousand-aires or something like that and they've been duped. >> that was big ackman earlier today. shares of herbalife have tumbled roughly 21% since cnbc first reported on a short position in yesterday's session. dr. jay, when you heard he was donating the money to charity, you said, that's lame. why? >> spoken
CNBC
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
deal or not. futures are up and the dow gained 100 yesterday. but there is room for skepticism. europe's grappling with the same question helped by some decent uk inflation data today. and a t-bill auction in spain. our road map begins with what appear to be significant progress in the debt negotiations overnight. a whose proposal looking to raise rates for those making more than $400,000 a year. but senator corker on squawk just poured a bucket of ice water on those hopes. >> whitney boosts her recommendations on citi, bank of america and discover financial. is that move by one of the more famous financial bears, a sign of a new era for banks? >> walmart is once again the target of a "new york times" investigation. but does the paper add anything new and can the stock outperform just as it did last time. >> private equity firm server said it will sell the firearms conglomerate. is private equity talking about guns in the country. >> futures moving higher on optimism. the white house republicans rising above partisanship, getting closer to striking a deal on the fiscal cliff. we have t
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
at what's been happening in europe, you'll see a similar story there. actually a little stronger gains. in france, the cac up by about two-thirds of 1%. in germany, the dax up by 0.4% and ftse in london is up by a quarter percent. in asia overnight, you did see the hang seng down by about 1.2%. shanghai composite down, as well, down by 1%. in consider rea, the kospi up by 0.6%. oil prices have been a little weaker. down by about seven crept cents. and ten year note yielding 1.61%. that's been stuck in a tight range for quite a while. take a look at the dollar this morning. you'll see the euro at this point is still above 1.30, 1.3029 even though the dollar down across the board. dollar-yen at 82.10. gold prices this morning are up by about $8. as the fiscal cliff approaches, we're wondering what we can expect from the markets. our guest hosts again barry knapp and richard bernstein. barry, you're concerned about the direction the talks have taken. >> yeah, it's interesting as i actually traveled through europe last week, there is all this focus on the timing of getting a deal. but ther
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
and melissa lee. questions remain about the internals. europe is reacting to a miss on german industrial production and some reports at least that some ecb members favored a rate cut yesterday. our road map will go like this. that puzzling jobs number beating virtually every wall street estimate as the labor department says sandy had only a minimal effect. is it true a clean number and what are conspiracy theorists saying. >>> a comment hastings made last july. what does it say about s.e.c. rules and whether they are out of date. >> mcdonald's will post same store sales on monday gets an upgrade to buy taking the forecast to a street high after surveying franchisees. we begin with november jobs number. 146,000 nonfarm jobs added last month above forecast of 80,000. october and september payrolls were revised lower. unemployment rate fell by 0.2 to 7.7. that's the lowest in four years. the dip occurring mostly because more people stopped looking for work and were not counted as unemployed. as for hurricane sandy, the labor department says the storm did not substantively impact the novembe
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
. as for the action in europe, really, the action focuses on italy where there's an impending political regime change. more on that in just a moment. the road map starts at the golden arches. mcdonald's blowing out expectations for november sales after the dismal drop in the month of october. hoping to fuel the rise, the bacon/onion/cheddar sandwich. >> there's one thing for certain, taxes on top earners are going up. >> turmoil in italy. berlusconi throws his hat in the ring. retail sales numbers out of china, hoping the economy is in fact on an upswing. >> apple, enthusiasm. jeffreys trimming its price target to 800 from 900, as apple shares do trade lower in the pre-market. we'll start with mcdonald's, posting better than expected november same-store sales, global comps up 2.4. u.s. same-store sales up 2.5, offered by breakfast offerings, including that cheddar/bacon/onion sandwich, as melissa mentioned. jim? people are saying the u.s. maybe is making a turn here. >> i find mcdonald's is levered to new products, levered to menu technology. they do invent things. my hat's off to janet. they had thi
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
cheaper? europe. >> germany and france at two-week highs last week. >> there's a few countries over there. i like the relative value there. they've got a printing press. they're going to open that. what i learned is you don't fight the tape and don't fight a bailout. i've got about 30% off this country -- outside of this country. and added 10% in emerging markets. now i think that we've had a bloodless revolution again in china, i think it's a great place. look at emerging markets. better value while you wait around. >> and they've done well over the last year. it was just they've been the silent gain. you haven't quite realized they've been doing so well. >> i like it. i wouldn't rush into anything. if you hid cash on the side, what a good time getting in. >> this market has stopped reacting on a minute by minute basis to all the prognostications out of washington on the fiscal cliff. what do you make of that? are we becoming complacent? are we immune? what are you talking about on the floor? >> we just had the president speak. nothing there. china numbers tomorrow. then germany. maybe n
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
optimism coming out of europe and lastly we have a monetary policy decision from indonesia that we don't expect any change. >> very good. >> thank you so much. >> thank you all very much. that does it for "fast money." thank you for joining us. >> thank you. any time. >> see you later. >> "fast money" starts right now. >>> from the cliff to china. investors finally get some positive news. >> atmospherics are getting so much better. we kind of gotten out of a kabuki theater and we've gone to dancing the tango with those two guys and any time you start to tango, you got a chance. >> but the mixed messages don't stop there. >> apple, to me, is a trading sardine. not an eating or investing sardine for the next few months. there are no clear short-term positive catalysts that i can see. >> i think apple has become a casino. i think it's problematic. >> oh. and there's always europe. >> well, you don't have to be einstein to work out that there's a problem. >> fasten your seat belts. there's lot to trade. this is "fast money." i'm melissa lee. here are tonight's top three trades. lucky 2013.
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
't seem to be getting much worse. >> potentially europe looks like it's at least stabilized. if china has a soft landing, it's pretty hard to get bearish on the global economy when you have two of the major economies hopefully and looking like -- >> we are only a couple percent from the highs we made. what is it discounting? and just one other point, if you look at the bank stocks, the way they act here, if you look in europe, the euro stocks bank index is really flat here. for the last couple of months here and to me, you know, the u.s. banking index needs to see the confirmation of europe for this thing to go -- >> but look at what will happen if spain activates the omt. any bank that owns all those sovereign debt are going to fly in europe. that's what people are anticipating. you will get that buy-in. >> we saw the banks fly today. bank america, closing at a 52-week high. bertha's got the latest on that. bertha? >> yeah, it's had a really strong day, b of a, extending those gains right now to an 18-month high. it closed at the highs of the day there at $11 a share. whitney says despit
CNBC
Dec 20, 2012 3:00pm EST
means i.c.e. will be clearing its equity trades in europe. this deal will not face regulatory scrutiny with the way that this is formed. the former deal attempts with deutsche boerse fell and here there was no overlap between i.c.e. and nyc. however, this clearing agreement makes it very tough and expensive to break up this deal between nyc and i.c.e., so the question market sources are asking now is what is the next move for cme group, nasdaq, hong kong exchange, among others? let's talk about when,deal and what it all means right now. scott, this is part of the deal that's really being underreported and not spoken about too much. that's the clearing exchange partnership. that's going to make it very tough to penetrate and to get any competitors to break up this deal. >> officials all over the globe who are assessing this deal and trying to figure out what they are going to do next to try to remain competitive. joining us now are david faber, bob pisani and steven guilfoyle and rick santelli at the cme. first, david, who broke the story this morning, i guess this deal had to happen ba
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 9:00pm PST
and nuclear weapons. it will result in weapons ownership. look at europe. look at japan. look at the rest of the world. we are way, way out there. we have the highest murder rate in the world. it hasn't protected us. it has resulted in arguments that should have a consequence of maybe a slap in the face, resulting in a bullet through the heart. it results in a double-murder in this case, a murder/suicide. guns don't protect. they cause suicide. >> let me bring in -- >> they cause suicide? >> i can promise, i'll get back to you, carol. here is what they say to me. i've had it all. but trying to get a debate going. i've been on two years on cnn. in that time, there's been a series of gun rages. each time it is the same debate and nothing gets done about it. 300 million guns and you have between 11,000 and 12,000 guns and murders a year. by comparison, britain has 35 as does germany and australia. japan has one or two. to countries that have strict gun control have very little gun murder. what do you say to americans who say it makes me feel safe? >> i think carole had it right. she said it
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm EST
to work with their partners over in europe. at the day of the day, this is all about increasing its exposure in the united king come as well as increasing its weaknesses in europe. it is the most lucrative airport market in the world. those gates there are the key to driving revenue. if delta can get a hold of them then it will really drive greater revenue over there. >> phil, thanks. >>> shares of dell having their best day of the year on the back of an upgrade by goldman sachs. a call out on research in motion an verizon as well. but are they the right call? we'll analyze the analysts straight ahead. >>> plus a cnbc exclusive you don't want to miss. david faber speaking with charter communications ceo thomas rutledge. his first interview since take over that top job. "power lunch" back in two. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am EST
, europe falling apart helping the u.s. markets. >> ed, great to have you on. thanks a lot. >> thank you for having me. >> the duke and dutch chess of cambridge are expecting a baby. wonderful news. a spokesman says both families are delighted with the news. a lot of speculation saying she had a suspicious there would be an announcement. there you go. a royal baby on the way. >> martha knows more than anyone should. sales check coming up, how many are willing to get up for a new car. >> fill job openings for the holiday, you can't find anyone willing to work the lines. how about the donald as moderator? we talk with neil cavuto about the idea of putting debt negotiations on tv. check the markets, the oil market in particular, as we head off to break. ♪ there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and theris one store that recognizes it. the sleep number store. the only place in the world you'll find the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that totally dividualize your sep perfectly comfortable pillows that adjust
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST
right after the open. as for the action in europe, taking its cues from the united states. we'll see a big rally in china extending one of its biggest rallies in three years. we have a mixed bag in europe with italy up by about .2 of 1%. >> we'll do our best to keep focused on the business day. we'll be following the tragic shooting in connecticut, of course. the new york stock exchange will hold a moment of silence to honor the victims in the next few moments, and we'll be looking at the president's call for meaningful action and the politics of gun control. >> let's get to a road map for this morning. it starts with apple. under pressure once again. even dipping below $500 a share at some point this morning. shares will remain range bound near term. iphone 5 sales and cannibalization among the region. >> other concessions from the gop, the speaker proposing tax hikes for millionaires. could this be the tipping point. moving the talks beyond deadlock. >> a big week for earnings. yes, earnings. fedex, research in motion among the companies reporting. so finally maybe we'll be talking
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> that we're just relieved, and that you don't get the huge bounce. but europe is also tracking what we're doing here. as it should really. our economy is much more important to the globe than what happens in any of those little economies over there. the shares drifting higher in early trading on expectations that a budget deal is closer. in asia, japan's nikkei rising above the 10,000 mark, wow, the first time in more than eight months. still a ways from 50,000. among the catalysts, expectations of more aggressive monetary stimulus from the bank of japan. the boj wraps up a two-day meeting with a policy announcement tomorrow. >>> the world bank in the meantime is raising its 2013 economic growth forecast for china and for developing east asia. the organization says that the region remains resilient despite the lackluster performance of the global economy. the world bank sees china expanding by 8.4% next year. it's expecting that it will be fueled by fiscal stimulus and the faster implementation of large investment projects. today's forecast is higher than an earlier one that was sited
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
. didn't raise the maximum amount. that's where we stand. it's another cautious day under way in europe. back to you guys. >> might get my haircut like hers, ross. you know, that anna wintour. that bizarre -- do you think you can manage it? >> a page boy. >> you think you carry that one? >> you'd look awful. >> you know what? we're going to do it. >> you're asking these guys to put me -- >> you'd look good in that one from "dumb & dumber." >> yeah. i make that sound. the most annoying -- you want me to do that? >> no, we don't. >> morgan stanley is trying to bolster lending. some advisers are said to have left the firm due to a lack of lending capacity. you didn't bargain for this, did you? we're asking you about your company. is that okay? >> absolutely. >> greg funding -- we already know he joins us. you did provide investors with an update. >> yes. >> ross, you want to get into this conversation as well? you hear him? >> he's gone. >> he's gone now. our audio guy is drinking or something. what did you tell them? >> i told them that we have a great business in wealth management. we've
CNBC
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am EST
right now at where things stand in europe, you'll see that the ftse is barely higher. but you do see a bit of a decline for germany and france and modest moves across all of these markets. the bank of japan easing monetary policy again today, announcing an increase of its asset buying and lending program by more than $118 billion. that move was widely expected as part of the reason that you had seen the yen under quite a bit of pressure, yesterday, at least. you'll see right now that in japan, the market there actually closed down by just over 1%, 1.2% almost. the hang seng and the shanghai composite were slightly higher. oil prices this morning, you'll see right now, are down by about 4 cents to $89.94, so you have things to pick up in those prices over the last couple of days. and the ten-year note at this point which yesterday was yielding above 1.8%, dropping down to 77.2%. finally, take a look at the dollar and gold. yen is at 83.99. gold prices this morning with all these movements in the currency markets up by about $1.10. >>> winter storm draco is moving across the united sta
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
to europe, is another part of why i think stocks have gone higher. so, germany, it went to january of 2008 highs. we're effectively at five-year highs and you've got a place where people expect european policy also to deliver. but germany, which is the export engine, really, to the world, i think, is telling you something. if you look at their exporters, they have been rallying. if you look at evaluations here, they're not terrible if you look at the export market picking up, especially in china. watch this. it's not all about u.s. fiscal cliff. one of the things we've been seeing rallying in this market are u.s. multinational that are exposed to a better environment. >> quick touch on cummins here. you see the headlines. billion dollar buy back just announced by cmi, so, the sock is trading higher, a little bit in the afterhours session. >> kern? >> without me. they have a great balance sheet. not surprising they would look to do something positive for the shareholders. >> okay. so we'll continue watching that. mike, out in the options world here, the vicks down 15 1/2. doesn't seem like
CNBC
Dec 18, 2012 3:00pm EST
canal that made our world a smaller place. we supported the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. . >>> what i care about is reducing the deficits. we'll investigation pleasive growth in the country. >> how high will this market go in the face of the fiscal cliff? >> so bad they are actually good. j.c. penney and groupon have been miserable stocks this year, and their ceos are both in the running for herb greenberg's worst ceo award of 2012 which he'll bring you live. could there be more upside for these troubled names? let's talk number
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm EST
accomplished a lot more than we think or know in the press. i think what's happening now is as we saw in europe last year, the most dangerous thing for the markets is when politicians start communicating through the press. and investors watchings right now are hope, they're getting whip sawed left and white. but i think behind the scened they've accomplished a lot more because the plans are miles apart. behind the scenes, the inside game, they're actually a lot closer. david: so was tim geithner yesterday with his real,tworks hard-core plan -- the one issued on thursday night which essentially doubled the amount of tax increases from the private sector than they had talked about before -- is that just a subterfuge? the real stuff is very different in. >> they're all trying, david, to appease the base, right? they're really their collective caucuses. if you look at the republicans, i don't think the gop caucus, all the congressmen and senators in the house and senate, they won't really believe that boehner has got them a deal until around december 20th. in other words, this is all just posturing
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
're beginning to look a little like europe. they are punting. >> the market, as we saw in europe, they rallied the market ahead of what they thought was going to be a deal, kicked the can down the road. in fact, if that's the case. michael may be right there's going to be a framework but not a deal, yes, we rallied the market, they will become disappointed and take it back. >> that's not the case. if you look at what's happening, economy better, earnings solid, interest rates are low. the fed probably this week will announce they are going to continue their policies to flood the system with money. >> but there's your answer. the fed is going to keep pumping the system with money. fundamentally are we really where we should be. >> we're not talking about fundamentals. we're talking about what the market is going to do. there's reality and what the market is going to be. if there's free money, we might be broke but there's free money. >> all right. that sounds like a good recipe. michael, we'll have you back later in the hour. >> kenny, do you buy into the rally. >> you buy into the rally becaus
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 7:00pm EST
people have to talk about the fact that essentially all these attacks in both the u.s. and europe are currently where guns are banned. >> we appreciate your perspective tonight. >> in the wake of friday's shooting in newtown, will the gun history face legal troubles like the tobacco companies did one time? mary thompson tackles that area. good evening, mary. >> good evening, joe. given the ongoing investigation into the rampage that killed 20 children and 6 adults, it's premature to say what legal action might be taken. when and if it is, it won't be an easy task. the 2005 protection of lawful commerce and arms acts pro secretaries manufacturerss are distributors and dealers from liability if others their probably. this makes it virtually impossible to seek damages from the gun history. another option is suing if the dealer was founding to negligent in selling the gun and if there are signs of negligence in the gunies design. you could argue that added safety features are needed. a feature like say an authorization technology in a would prevent someone from being used by someone o
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
participating interested and confident under this market. right now whether you are in europe or the u.s., you don't have that opportunity. you are concerned about what the future has. we don't know what is going to happen going forward. >> as an invest over, are we living in a more risky environment now than ever? we grew up thinking america was the top of the world, best credit in the world, reserved currency. are things changing with regards to that? >> yeah, i think it is. i think the mind-set has changed. >> do you keep your money here or move it elsewhere. >> i think the u.s. is one of the most attractive places to invest in the world. it continues to serve us. i see the united states as being a great opportunity for invest many going forward and i continue to see opportunities around residential real estate. it'll continue to be that way. we are continuing to recover. >> when will the australian economy completely crash? i only did that because of her clear anti-american sentiment, by the way. >> i have chose to live in this fine country. god bless america. >> she is always making anti-
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
with modest gains. europe holding onto gains and china up nearly 3% over night as shanghai catches a break. our road map begins with a $20 billion deal. freeport mcmoran getting into the energy business making two acquisitions. plains exploration and mcmoran exploration. >>> concerns over the u.s. economy as adp misses estimates. the blame goes to superstorm sandy. goldman says the party is officially over for gold. >> starbucks at an investors conference will add 1,500 stores in the u.s. over the next five years. wait until you hear what they said about china. >> a big day in media. pandora ceo joins us live later this morning as the stock fell nearly 20% on weak guidance and netflix signs a big exclusive with disney. how much are they having to pay up for that? >>> let's deal with this big deal. as i've been telling you we'll see a lot of big deals -- i was wrong. here we are. freeport mcmoran buying not one but two companies. the combined price if you add it all together gets close to $20 billion. that does include debt. let's go through some of the details. it's somewhat complex. let's
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am EST
that he is in the running tells you quite a lot about the importance of europe this year. earlier today, we were talking about the fact that they had picked trichet on in the past. he doesn't necessarily regret it. he said oppose dollars to some of the other types of running, they look for someone who is having a positive impact. they did consider angela merkel. that's the answers with regard to the person of the year. let me give you a quick sense of what else has been happening in europe overnight. the big moves, we're coming out of asia. 4.3% of the shanghai composite. it just had its best day in three years. this follows some pmi data that supported the idea of domestic spending. of course, it's been this coiled spring market over the last couple of weeks. after we saw the shanghai fall below the 2,000 level, it's in several big days. the news agency tweeted a picture of chinese stockbrokers grinning this morning to give you a sense of the mood. compare that to the nikkei which was down this morning going into the election these weekend likely to put shinzo abe back in power. he's s
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
from its oil exports. 9% of which are purchased by europe. president bashar al-asaad ruled for 12 years after assuming the presidency under questionable circumstances can argue. regime allies aloud him to take office at 32 years old. he was approved by a voter referendum of yes or no. martha: he rarely appears in public. january 11 he addressed a public rally in the capital city of damascus. after that march 27 he visited a former rebel stronghold to allegedly inspect the conditions there. his most recent appearance on june 3, he spoke before syria's parliament. we covered it here on fox. in that speech he denied reports his government massacred rebel fighters and civilians and he accused foreign terrorists of plotting to destroy his country. bill: . the government moving defense missiles to turkey. it will be defensive posture only. the western alliance is set to okay those weapons. the patriot missiles not expected to arrive in turkey until next month. martha: let's go to egypt which is also very volatile at the moment. the presidential palace is looking like an armed palace. they sta
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
rate for europe. number three which is a big thing, a lot of people haven't followed it, for the first time the department of energy is using brent crude oil as its benchmark for crude oil prices rather than wti. you might see funds start to liquid date the positions if that's not the benchmark that the energy department is going to use. >> i think both you and rich made valid points but at the same time i want to look at the middle east. we had some developments out of syria, the new continues there. how much is this a middle east premium priced into the crude price at this point, how much is it providing a support? >> jackie i think it's less than what it was three or four weeks ago when you had israel and gaza fighting. when you look at the news today hillary clinton met with the russian foreign minister, syria's biggest ally is russia. if russia tells them you have to calm down they'll calm down. >> you think they're going lower. are you buying or selling oil slide? logon to futuresnow.cnbc.com and vote in our poll, we'll give you the results on our website and while there catch to
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
. one thing they're doing here, there's all kinds of uncertainty about fiscal policy, about europe. the one thing we can be certain about is that ben bernanke is keeping his foot on the pedal right now. >> yeah, and john, when you compare what economists have forecasted when it comes to unemployment and what the fed is essentially forecasting. if you look at the officials and where they stand, 13 of the 19 officials say there won't be an increase likely until 2015, which would imply that the unemployment rate would remain above 6.5% for that amount of time. does that measure up with what wall street is forecasting? >> well, it measures up with what the fed is forecasting. i haven't looked at our own survey, which just came out. but the felt's fod's forecasts general little in lily in line street's. so, i think it does -- for me, one of the big questions is, all right, so, what happens once we get to that point? once we get to 6.5% unemployment, you know, the fed chairman said today that he thinks that the fed is likely to be able to move very gararadual to raise interest rates. of
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
mutual funds too recently. stock mutual funds, money going into europe. money going into the euro and money coming out of gold and bond, sue. this is a very interesting development. it is not so relevant. gold is on the down side. >> it is worth noting. >> there is something happening. people are moving money around. we have been waiting for the bond to end and the ends of a new low. there are people borrowing money and making trades. >> certainly worth noting. thank you very much. >> hey, sue, we are watching shares of jc penney today, highering brandon from abercrombie and fitch. he is working for mike fisher of jc penney. of course, jc penney has come under pressure lately as newly implemented strategies may not be playing out as expected. we are watching those names and retail names into the christmas season as well. i wonder if we can get a board to see what other retailers are doing today. all right. doesn't look like that is possible. sue, over to you. >> jackie, a nice percentage move to the upside of jc penney. little bit of relief for shareholders suffering so much with
CNBC
Dec 21, 2012 2:00pm EST
in europe and slowing demand m china. >> but if we go over the fiscal cliff, the middle class can't buy the $185 shoes. >> there you go. throw that one in there. yum brands, this is falling. stop. it has to do with the safety possibility of chicken for kfc. food authority in china say there may have been an excessive amount of antibiotics in some of the yum brands kfc chicken. they are facing a lot of competition from taiwanese and japanese competitors. yum is growing hugely in china. watch yum brand stock take a lit after hit on that one. >> this is doing quite well on its revenues. >> yes. eps in inline but as mandy noted, sales are up. is up skripgss with strong growth. that stock up 37% over the past year. >> this is a name we don't often come up against. it is soaring today so we will throw it in. >> soaring, and this is a small company, slightly bigger than $500 million in cap because of the move today. they licensed some technology to pfizer, which obviously is a huge big partner. that enables drugges to be self injected sub cutaneously, ie, under the skin. >> and it rears its he
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm EST
of the biggest unions larry. he said in western europe, they may have higher unemployment but they have less inequality. this is what the agenda is all about. in a practical way, suppose you have a successful person. he or she want to build a house. to do that you might hire 15, 20, 25 people. you got a whole army of people who would go to work. but if you get taxed, you might not guy that house. and you won't build. that is the kind of logic i'm not hearing. dow think they get that? >> they don't. i saw lincoln. remember during the debate in 2008 charlie gibson asked the then president obama why raise capital gains? he said it is about social justice and fairness. it doesn't matter that it doesn't work. what counts to these people is class and attacking this rich guy and this poor person who doesn't have much money. but the guy is on the margin of poverty. would love to go to work as a landscaper in this hypothetical home that i am describing. the guy on the margin, they would love to work like that. so, there is a connection there and i don't see why washington our friends on the democrati
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
at the structure in europe where mcdonald's is very large, le mcdonald's hamburger is a dollar and a half more so that's really added labor costs. >> brenda: gary b, we're the not just talking about fast food, we've seen it at wal-mart, at airports, at the shipping ports and they're flexing their muscles. >> absolutely, and they have the backing of the current administration, and i don't dismiss what jonas says that unions are going to these quote, unquote, highly skilled. i remember, i worked in a cardboard box factory, i had to join the teamsters and i worked as a supermarket cashier, i had to join the retail clerks union. so could it get to fast food? absolutely. you're right, brenda, it can because they're flexing their muscle and have the backing of the current political environment. >> brenda: larry. >> brenda, the younes need to reinvent themselves. if they need to get into my skilled jobs and earn higher wages and that's the key. >> you're right and the idea of organizing the lowest end of the structure here is, as jonas says, the average lifetime of employee i think is nine months in the
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 8:30am PST
challenging. >> schieffer: i know europe a coffee drinker. have you been able to drink coffee? >> no, i'm thoroughly uncalfinated right now. and it's a terrible state of human existence. i don't see how people do it. look, this has been a difficulty for me for just one week but it's a reality for americans for months at a time. i have a social media platform called waywire, where people are posting their own experiences on this, which-- and a really amazing testimony from americans. this is a daily reality. so in this time in our country where we see a decoupling between economic growth creating wealth for some but a real decoupling as wages decline. you have families whose wage wages have frozen or dropping, still working the same amount of hours, working 22 jobs and still find themselves dependent on programs like food stamps and snap, and if we cut these programs we cast them into food insecurity, which does have a long-term deleterious effect on our economy, especially as we send kids to school nutritionally unfit to learn and military families who sacrifice so much for us and veter
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am EST
and the environment. europe, japan and russia are also expected to continue to decline. connell: a matter of time, as they say. this fox business exclusive, we will talk about the war on business. it was a record year for anti-trust funds. dagen: the sanctions against iran. if this policy will change anything over there. the state of the economy and why it matters to you and this, the cost of crude oil. take a look at it. more than $86 a barrel. stubbornly high. ♪ >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life side down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you % today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they caopen bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have t most corehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00am EST
at the system and buy the debt, and now there's a follow-through in both europe following the same formula. it is a procare yows situation, but everybody's willing to risk it for a temporary good. cheryl: i want to ask you, you talkedded about entitlement reform, but housing. that's been a bright spot we've seen, maybe a lagging indicator of five years, 3:it's on a role. what we're seeing in the economy and housing, negate the problems with the cliff? >> yes, that's exactly the point. housing is so critical to the economy, every increptal -- right now, only talking about 500,000 housing starts. average, historically is a million-one, million-two, million-three. when you double or catchup to the underbuild in the past five years, you can see the entire economy, literally, the entire economy on that straint with little price appreciation. cheryl: thank you, howard. >> thank you. cheryl: stocks cheap, dennis. you like that as well. dennis: what he said. love that guy. now get here from there without fighting about the spouse about it, google stocks higher after the release of the new map app
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
repaired, if you will, greece, now. we don't have to worry about europe at least until the second half of the year. we have stability in china because of economic activity and that was a drag and then we have the doj promising tease and the federal reserve doing the same thing and all of a sudden it is not the world looking over the cliff, but we 3-quarters of the world looking the other way starting to come back and that is the difference. tracy: what happens? we are stealing from queue to. >> we always steal from one quarter to another. tracy: europe might come back to bother us again the second half of the year. could that mean an okay first half, second half disaster's again? >> we never have smooth sailing at anything. sell in may and go away. which works sometimes and doesn't work. what we feel good about is investors are forced with a problem that dividend taxes are going to go up. to me that is a good problem because it is going to take investors out of the safety of the blue chips and staples and utilities and put them into faster growth equities. riskier. if we look at the ri
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 9:20am EST
to be a publisher. the fashion magazine editor is considered as ambassador for london or paris. yes, as europe struggles with crisis our official representative may be a celebrity bungler. new taxes announcing, these are taxes no matter how the fiscal cliff works out. and larry ellison knows it and pays to avoid a dividend tax. gets 200 million dollars. i'm still shaking my head. ambassador anna wintour? "varney & company" is about to begin. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the marke hgoes with people he trusts, which ishy he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime im with hidden fs. he caworry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. i heard you guys can sp ground for ss than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camput. you know we've be open all night. is this a trick to t my st? male announcer break f
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am EST
in europe? what about here and our lack of action in washington? >> obviously, i am very concerned. it shows a lack of confidence for investors. get behind closed doors in a serious way. it is ridiculous that the grover norquist pledge is taken by people we need to raise revenue. the president has to lead and not follow from behind on cutting the growth in entitlements. when people say we are going to cut spending, no, we are going to cut the growth of spending. medicare, medicaid, social security and other discretionary things in the budget. the gap is too wide. other people have pointed out we need revenue at 18.5% of gdp. we need expenditures at 21%. another point that i would like to make is the consumer has pretty much tapped out. if you look at nominal gdp it was up in the last quarter, personal income is only up 3%. that is a bad sign people are just saving and in solving credit is going back up. installment credit is up 11.7% year over year. a lot of these factors do not bode well. dagen: thank you for shaking me up this morning, scott. it was great to see you, as always. terrific in
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
dealing with europe was the front part of this burner of policy. the esm was established. it looked like we were in a place where we could get systemic risk off the table. markets were facing heavy flows of deleveraging. i think the fiscal cliff we are spending a lot of time on and we will continue to see deleveraging of trades that have worked because of all of the tax implications. i don't think you can be sure this is the same santa claus rally that you want to blindly buy. last year was very painful to people who thought fundamentals would win out. you ran into deleveraging flows that were related to policy. if you don't think we are not going to have policy issues through the end of the year you are crazy. >> i think we all do the same, i believe that you can time the market and pick stocks. i know people believe that. it is interesting that today we talked about ranges in the s&p. i think we have done a good job. look at where we traded up to that 1425 that we have talked about being resistance number of times. i don't want to make a big deal out of this. today was an outside day f
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Dec 20, 2012 3:00pm EST
for the germans. [talking over each other] >> regulators time it. charlie: regulators in europe, eyes and nasdaq attempt over the stock exchange on antitrust grounds, your company is in one place. i don't think they're going to do that. [talking over each other] tracy: attempting that. charlie: this is a perfect fit, not much overlap. they will sell some stuff, but i think this is a perfect fit. duncan neiderauer had no choice. we should have a chart on trading volumes and this tells the story. since 2008 it has gone downhill except for a couple blips. [talking over each other] charlie: that shows you where it is going. in 2009 was pretty high, talking about less than half in a few years so they needed to do the deal and -- liz: floor traders you were the one reporter who asked about that. these guys wondered, an electronic exchange -- charlie: that is a pretty big story and other places don't cover that, they are not doing their viewers any good because what is it that this new business model has to offer over the nasdaq. there are people..o cf1 o that is the selling point. if you had a flash c
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
in europe. any deployment will be defensive only. it will in no way support a in fly zone or any offensive operation. >> syria possessions missiles. we know they have the chemical weapons. of course, they also would have to be included in our calculations. this is will the reason why it is a matter of urgency to ensure effective defensive protection of our ally, turkey. >>reporter: these missile batteries will be programmed only to intercept missiles coming from syria which will be in operation in a few weeks. >>shepard: the syrian president is being wanted not to use the weapons but are there signs he could be getting the message? >>reporter: the white house press secretary seems to think so. >> the president spoke of this explicitly and we had this conversation yesterday about another component being proliferation. it is you spy, syria, or proliferation of, the chemical weapons stockpiles. it is hard to imagine they are not fully aware of the seriousness of the president's position on this. >> secretary of state clinton is in brawls attending the nato foreign minister session. she emphas
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